PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Four Legged Love From Tanner (11/20/2013)

    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Tanner, a three-year-old blond and white Golden Re... more
  • Four Legged Love From Tanner
  • Governor’s Challenge Awards Recognize Local Law Enforcement (11/20/2013)
    State Patrol’s Troop A Wins Big
    (MACON) The Georgia State Patrol’s Troop A was one of several law enforcement agencies to win big today when the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) hosted its 13th Annual Governor’s Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex. An annual recognition program of law enforcement agencies of all ... more
  • Governor’s Challenge Awards Recognize Local Law Enforcement
  • Iowa Central, El Paso race to victories at 2013 NJCAA Half-marathon Championships (11/20/2013)

    (DALLAS, Ga.) – Iowa Central Community College and El Paso Community College produced individual champions and took the team men’s and women’s titles, respectively, at the NJCAA Half-marathon National Championships on Saturday at the Silver Comet Trail. It was the second time that Chattahoochee Tech... more
  • Iowa Central, El Paso race to victories at 2013 NJCAA Half-marathon Championships
  • No Serius Injuries in Pickens County Bus Wreck This Morning (11/20/2013)
    10 Students and Bus Sriver Transported to Piedmont Mountainside Hospital for Evaluation
    According to PSO Chief Deputy Jeff Hall, at approximately 6:45 a.m. dispatch received a call about an accident involving a Pickens County School bus and a Dodge truck at the intersection of Hwy. 136 and Jay Moss Lane. No serious injuries reported but all 10 students and the bus driver were transpor... more
  • No Serius Injuries in Pickens County Bus Wreck This Morning
  • Piedmont Mountainside nurse receives award for extraordinary care (11/20/2013)

    Lisset Bennett, LPN, a nurse at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, has been named a winner of the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The recognition is part of a national program honoring nurses for their clinical skills and compassionate care for patients and ... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside nurse receives award for extraordinary care
  • Rep. Rick Jasperse Guest Speaker at Pickens County Republican Party Meeting (11/20/2013)
    Video (link to our YouTube Channel)
    Georgia Representative Rick Jasperse discussedthe “CHALLENGES & EXPECTATIONS FOR 2014 GEORGIA LEGISLATIVE SESSION”. Rick talked about what happened in the legislative session this year and then try to explain what might be happening in the new session. ...
  • Rep. Rick Jasperse Guest Speaker at Pickens County Republican Party Meeting
  • Former PSO Jail Nurse Has Been Arrested (11/19/2013)

    Shortly after resigning as the Medical Director for the Pickens Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Center, John “Jack” Green was arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). Jack was an employee of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, where he was a nurse in the medical unit. Over the course... more
  • Former PSO Jail Nurse Has Been Arrested
  • AJ and Kelly Proudfoot Joined Keep Pickens Beautiful Adopt A Road Program (11/18/2013)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce that AJ and Kelly Proudfoot have volunteered to join our Adopt A Road Program. The Proudfoot’s have volunteered to pickup one mile of Parker Road from Hwy 53 towards Refuge Road. This section of road is where they live and they wanted to keep their com... more
  • AJ and Kelly Proudfoot Joined Keep Pickens Beautiful Adopt A Road Program
  • Deeds Publishing Releases FAITH AND THE FORMULA, the thriller novel by Clint Smith (11/18/2013)

    Clint Smith’s inspirational thriller novel, FAITH AND THE FORMULA, was released on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Deeds Publishing of Atlanta. Summary: Tim Jennings searches for his fiancée who presumably died in a tragic accident, but he believes that she is still alive – her body never re... more
  • Deeds Publishing Releases FAITH AND THE FORMULA, the thriller novel by Clint Smith
  • Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking Provided Christmas for 700 Children in 2012 (11/18/2013)

    In 2012, the Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking program provided Christmas presents for 700 children in Pickens County. Multiple gifts are given to each of our community’s needy children with a combined value of at least $50. This is accomplished through careful bargain shopping, generous donations ... more
  • Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking Provided Christmas for 700 Children in 2012
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful at the Talking Rock Heritage Festival (11/18/2013)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful collected and processed 6 large bags of aluminum cans, plastic and a truck load of cardboard from the Heritage Days Festival held in Talking Rock on October 19 & 20, 2013. The paper shredder collected 1100 lbs. of paper and it was recycled. This effort recognizes exem... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful at the Talking Rock Heritage Festival
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Teamed Up with Jasper Elementary School (11/18/2013)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful teamed up with Jasper Elementary School to expand their school recycling program. KPB delivered 24 paper recycling containers, along with 6 hex-cycle containers. The paper baskets will be placed by Jeannie Smith, School Counselor, in each classroom to collect their scrap pap... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Teamed Up with Jasper Elementary School
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Member The Strong Tower with a Ribbon Cutting (11/18/2013)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome The Strong Tower to the Chamber and congratulate them on their Ribbon Cutting. The Strong Tower is a thrift store on a mission, a mission to serve the Lord and our community. They offer help to several different ministries such as the... more
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Member  The Strong Tower with a Ribbon Cutting
  • Sponsors Needed for Christmas at Talking Rock (11/18/2013)
    Help for 284 Children Requested
    Please consider sponsoring a family or child for Christmas at Talking Rock this year. We had requests for 284 children in October. Parents gave us a list of items wanted. We try to give each child two clothing sets and two or more toys, and if requested, a coat, shoes, underwear and socks. If yo... more
  • Sponsors Needed for Christmas at Talking Rock
  • VA Offers Dental Insurance Program (11/15/2013)

    VA is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), to purchase affordable dental insurance beginning Nov. 15, VA officials announced today. “VA continues to explore innovative wa... more
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